Author Archives: Angie Mason

About Angie Mason

I'm the education reporter at the York Daily Record. Follow me on Twitter: @angiemason1

Superintendents get letter on spending Wolf’s proposed education increase

A letter to Pennsylvania superintendents from acting education Secretary Pedro Rivera describes how the state wants school districts to use proposed additional funds in classrooms. Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget would increase basic education funding by $400 million, the letter … Continue reading

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Are mini-horses coming to school? Probably not, but just in case …

This tweet first drew my attention.   I tweet about miniature horses as service animals in my school district and neigh a response. pic.twitter.com/jhCccJlpUk — Steve Whiteley (@whiteley) March 3, 2015 That’s when I learned York Suburban School District was looking … Continue reading

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Mentors take York boys to Temple University

A group of third- and fourth-grade boys from York City School District recently spent a day at Temple University, thanks to a group of mentors. Jeff Kirkland, one of the trip’s organizers, said it was arranged through BT Express, a program … Continue reading

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Miss White Rose City to promote early reading around York

Caroline Jones, Miss White Rose City, will visit area schools next week to highlight the importance of reading early and often to children, according to a news release. Through the United Way of York County, Jones will visit the following … Continue reading

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Scholarships available for York City students

Attention York City seniors: York City Dollars for Scholars wants to give you a scholarship! Well, they’d like to consider it anyway. But you have to apply. The organization needs more students to apply for its scholarships, school board member … Continue reading

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York County superintendents weigh in on state issues

Three York County superintendents testified before the state House education committee last week on issues including Keystone exams and ever-changing state standards. Red Lion Area School District Supt. Scott Deisley, Northern York County Supt. Eric Eshbach and Central York Supt. … Continue reading

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Northeastern Middle students receive Chromebooks

Northeastern Middle School recently placed Chromebooks into the hands of about 100 seventh- and eighth-grade students. The school’s GOLD team is participating in a 1:1 pilot program for the rest of the school year. Many school districts around the county … Continue reading

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West York students tackle future city design

Seventh-graders at West York Area Middle School recently imagined a city of the future and brought it to life for the Future City Competition. The Central Pennsylvania regional finals of the competition were held Jan. 24, at the State Museum of … Continue reading

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Read Lincoln Charter renewal documents

Last week, the York City School Board voted to approve a renewal agreement that allows Lincoln Charter School to remain open for another five years. The charter school’s board had previously renewed the agreement, which contains performance goals and other … Continue reading

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Students put their view of York into a mural

In the cafeteria at Ferguson K-8 School, panels of a mural rested against the wall recently, waiting to be hung. Students in the school’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) program created the mural with help from artist Ophelia … Continue reading

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